Retro-casting superhero films and shows

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  1. JRoss

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    I'm trying to keep it in theme with Christopher Nolan. Like how he reuses actors. Bale would play Hush post-surgery, sure.
     
  2. JD

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    I get the Nolan thing, but Dr. Strange just doesn't really strike me as the kind of character I think of when I think of David Bowie.
     
  3. Nerys Myk

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    He prefers "Professor". It keeps the rodent lawyers way.
    Bowie should be the Joker.
     
  4. CorporalCaptain

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    Frank Miller pretty much drew him that way in The Dark Knight Returns.
     
  5. JRoss

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    I get that. The thing about Professor is stupid. The character dates back to 1940.
     
  6. Shaka Zulu

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    Ms Marvel (1978), a Paramount Pictures production along with Marvel Entertainment of a Peter Hymans film, with a script by Harlan Ellison.

    Ms. Marvel/Carol Danvers: Farrah Fawcett

    Mar-Vell: Robert Redford

    That's all I can think of for now, if anybody else wants to add on characters/actors related to this character, feel free.

    IIRC from my reading of the great Starlog spin-off Comics Scene, Bowie was supposed to be cast as Strange in a movie that ultimately (like everything Comics Scene & Starlog announced was going to be made never did get made) never got made.
     
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  7. DarrenTR1970

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    Replace Farrah Fawcett with Jenny Agutter and I think you have a better movie.
    Although I don't know how much of a headliner Jenny Agutter would be, most people would be drawn in by Robert Redford.
    And if we're sticking to a 70s theme, Fred Williamson as Nick Fury and Pam Grier as Monica Rambeau.
     
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  8. Nerys Myk

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    Cher as Deathbird in a Bob Mackie designed costume.
     
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  9. Captaindemotion

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    Surely in a 1970s MCU Redford is already Captain America? :p
     
  10. Nerys Myk

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    Have you seen the hair on Starlin’s Mar-Vell????
     
  11. Captaindemotion

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    oh hell yes, I see it now!
     
  12. RJDiogenes

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    I'd go with Cheryl Ladd. She'd be more believable beating people up. Also I liked her better than Farrah. :rommie:
     
  13. JD

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    I watched Charlie's Angels back when it first started up on MeTV, and I found it a little ironic that of the three actresses Farah Fawcett was the weakest, but ended up the most popular.
     
  14. Nerys Myk

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    She was a horrible actress back then. Her part in Logan's Run is painful to watch.
     
  15. Christopher

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    Her fame was more from her iconic pinup poster and other modeling than for her acting. She didn't "end up" more popular; rather, it was the runaway popularity of her poster -- the best-selling one of all time, apparently -- that got her the jobs on Logan's Run and Charlie's Angels. At that point in her career, nobody was hiring her for her acting ability. Although she did some impressive work in the mid-'80s (notably in The Burning Bed and Extremities) that got awards and let her overcome her reputation as a bad actress.
     
  16. JD

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    Oh, I thought Charlie's Angels was before the poster.
     
  17. FormerLurker

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    That poster was as popular for how the suit conformed to her body contours as for her megawatt smile.
     
  18. Nerys Myk

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    My best friend had it in his bedroom. "Farah Frenzies" were joked about.
     
  19. CorporalCaptain

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    I had the Farrah poster.
     
  20. RJDiogenes

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    Ditto, but I got it after Charlie's Angels was on the air.